Deer of the Year

Yazoo County 15-year-old downs huge typical buck

Fifteen-year-old Josh Alford of Brandon knew what buck he wanted to kill when he hit the woods with his brother and uncle during Christmas break because the big 12-point typical had been captured on trail-cam photos several times.

What Alford didn’t know until he killed it on Dec. 29 was that it was just a monster Yazoo County deer: It has been green scored by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks at 192 gross inches. […]